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Orange County Sheriff Department just concluded their dive recovery efforts today at Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point.
Orange County Sheriff’s Department and Orange County LifeGuards joined together in a recovery mission this morning, Wednesday September 3 2014 at Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point. On August 24 2014 a 60 year old man visiting from out of state went missing in the ocean off Salt Creek Beach. A massive multi agency effort was immediately undertaken to rescue him. Shortly thereafter the same efforts went into a recovery effort.
Photo courtesy of twitter.com/ocsd
Photos courtesy of twitter.com/ocsd
Photo courtesy of twitter.com/ ocsd
The Orange County Sheriff Department is reporting via Twitter that their cadaver dog indicates a “hot spot” a 1/4 mile north of LifeGuard Tower 2 at Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point. The area has a depth of 15.5 feet of water where they are searching for the swimmer missing since August 24 2014. We will be brining you more updates as they become available.
Photo of Recovery Efforts At Salt Creek Beach early this morning by South OC Beaches (8-24-14)
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Just posted on Twitter at 12:39 pm.
Photo at salt creek beach by south oc beaches (8-24-14)
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Photo of search at Salt Creek Beach today by South OC Beaches (8-23-14)
The Orange County Sheriffs Department issued a statement today about the missing swimmer at Salt Creek Beach located in Dana Point. The recovery efforts are concluded for the night. The recovery efforts will begin again tomorrow at 6:00am.
In part the statement stated that ” On Saturday August 23 2014 at approx. 11:33am Orange County Lifeguards received a report of a missing swimmer off Salt Creek Beach. The missing swimmer is a 60 year old male who was last seen body surfing in the water near Lifeguard Tower 2.”
The Orange County Lifeguards led the initial search. Next there was a multi agency search. Lifeguards from Orange County, Laguna Beach and the California State Park helped in the search. Lifeguards used jet skis and their snorkel team as tools in the search. The Sheriffs Harbor Patrol and Dive Team also searched the area. Orange County Fire Authority assisted as well. Anaheim Police and the United States Coast Guard supplied support from the air.
South OC Beaches was on the scene today witnessing the various search attempts. There was a Command Center at Life Guard Tower 2 at Salt Creek Beach. We saw search boats and two helicopters searching at the point just north of the exclusive Ritz Cove Residences. The photo we posted is of lifeguard tower 2.
The Orange County Lifeguards, Orange County Sheriffs Department and the United States Coast Guard searched until dark.
This was a busy beach day at Salt Creek Beach. There was many people enjoying beach activities. The National Weather Service has issued a Beach Advisory for this weekend for Orange County. Strong rip currents and high surf advisories for the Orange County Beaches. To view the complete advisory please link here. http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=sgx&wwa=high%20surf%20advisory
We will try to keep you updated.
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Photo at Command Center For Missing Swimmer at Salt Creek Beach. Photo by South OC Beaches